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Model Rail Database

A free database linking the real-life locomotives and rolling stock of the British Railways with the scale models available from manufacturer's like Bachmann, Heljan, Hornby and more.

Development Roadmap
  • Site Launched

    July 2015

    Site launched with locomotives from the Bachmann 2013, 2014 & 2015 catalogues and ability to look-up models by train class and search by catalogue number and running number.

  • Database Update

    September 2015

    Locomotives from the Bachmann catalogues for 2000 through 2012 and the locomotives from the Hornby 2013, 2014 & 2015 catalogues completed.

  • Database & Site Update

    October 2015

    Added basic eBay listing look-up functionality using the model builder name and catalogue number as search terms. Also now possible to filter train classes by builder, designer & traction/transmission type although at this time the builder & designer attributes are not set on all classes.

  • Database Update

    November 2015

    Bachmann 1995 & 1997 and Heljan 2010, 2012 & 2015 catalogues completed – locomotives only.

  • Database & Site Update

    December 2015 - January 2016

    Database changed so models are now linked to the individual pages within a catalogue rather than the catalogue itself. Page numbers now appear on the Locomotive details pages.

  • Database & Site Update

    June 2016

    Site updated with new look. Locomotives from the Bachmann 1990, 1991 & 2016 catalogues completed.

  • Database Update

    Add Bachmann 1992, 1994, 1996 & 1998 and Hornby 2016 catalogues.